The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for OLTP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OLTP over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Online Transaction Processing (OLTP)
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 589 572 568
Rank change year-on-year -17 -4  
Contract jobs citing OLTP 21 79 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.045% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.20% 0.67% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 50 38
Median daily rate £525 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.83% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £284 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £606 £553 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £365 £335
% change year-on-year -0.68% +8.95%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £51.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £51.00 -

OLTP is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 10537 11747 13009
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.37% 21.81% 23.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 15318 17490 19694
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £290 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 333 336
Median hourly rate £31.25 £31.90 £27.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.03% +15.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.70 £15.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.83 £50.55 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.95 £26.00
% change year-on-year +18.93% +22.88%  

OLTP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing OLTP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for OLTP in the UK

OLTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OLTP.

Contractor daily rate trend for OLTP in the UK

OLTP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OLTP over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OLTP in the UK

OLTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing OLTP.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OLTP in the UK

OLTP
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OLTP within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -15 21 £525 +43.83% 18
London -10 14 £575 +51.31% 6
UK excluding London 0 6 £363 -0.68% 12
North of England +51 3 £300 -37.50% 3
South East +13 3 £425 +16.43%

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OLTP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for OLTP.

1 54 (78.26%) SQL
2 35 (50.72%) OLAP
3 33 (47.83%) SQL Server
4 32 (46.38%) Oracle
5 25 (36.23%) Data Warehouse
5 25 (36.23%) Business Intelligence
5 25 (36.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 25 (36.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 22 (31.88%) SDLC
7 21 (30.43%) Oracle Database
7 21 (30.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 21 (30.43%) Data Modelling
7 21 (30.43%) Unix
8 20 (28.99%) Finance
9 19 (27.54%) ETL
9 19 (27.54%) Performance Tuning
10 17 (24.64%) C++
10 17 (24.64%) Release Management
11 16 (23.19%) T-SQL
11 16 (23.19%) OO
11 16 (23.19%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (21.74%) STL
12 15 (21.74%) Microsoft
12 15 (21.74%) Banking
12 15 (21.74%) Software Engineering
12 15 (21.74%) SQL Server 2012
13 13 (18.84%) SQL Server 2008
13 13 (18.84%) Database Tuning
13 13 (18.84%) Analytical Skills
14 12 (17.39%) Data Integration

OLTP
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (7.25%) Apache Solr
1 5 (7.25%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (2.90%) Apache
3 2 (2.90%) CICS
3 2 (2.90%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.45%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.45%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.45%) GemFire
4 1 (1.45%) JBoss
4 1 (1.45%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (10.14%) MS Visio
2 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (1.45%) BPCS
2 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (10.14%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.80%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (1.45%) GitHub
4 1 (1.45%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.80%) Extranet
1 4 (5.80%) Intranet
2 2 (2.90%) DNS
2 2 (2.90%) HTTP
2 2 (2.90%) MPLS
2 2 (2.90%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (50.72%) OLAP
2 33 (47.83%) SQL Server
3 25 (36.23%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (36.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (36.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (30.43%) Oracle Database
4 21 (30.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 15 (21.74%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (18.84%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (14.49%) Oracle OLAP
7 10 (14.49%) SQL Server 2016
8 9 (13.04%) QlikView
9 8 (11.59%) Big Data
9 8 (11.59%) Power BI
10 7 (10.14%) Hadoop
10 7 (10.14%) Relational Database
11 6 (8.70%) Data Lake
11 6 (8.70%) Data Mining
12 5 (7.25%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (7.25%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (7.25%) ERwin
2 5 (7.25%) MagicDraw
3 3 (4.35%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.35%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (2.90%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.45%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.45%) Gradle
5 1 (1.45%) IntelliJ
5 1 (1.45%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.45%) JUnit
5 1 (1.45%) Toad
General
1 20 (28.99%) Finance
2 15 (21.74%) Banking
3 8 (11.59%) Retail
4 5 (7.25%) Investment Banking
5 4 (5.80%) Marketing
6 2 (2.90%) Advertising
6 2 (2.90%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.90%) Wholesale Banking
7 1 (1.45%) Dutch Language
7 1 (1.45%) Legal
7 1 (1.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 42 (60.87%) Developer
2 19 (27.54%) Architect
3 15 (21.74%) C++ Developer
4 10 (14.49%) SQL Developer
5 9 (13.04%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 9 (13.04%) ETL Developer
6 6 (8.70%) Data Architect
6 6 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (7.25%) SQL Server Developer
8 4 (5.80%) Business Intelligence Architect
8 4 (5.80%) DBA
9 3 (4.35%) Azure Architect
9 3 (4.35%) Information Architect
9 3 (4.35%) Java Developer
9 3 (4.35%) Lead Developer
9 3 (4.35%) Lead SQL Server Developer
9 3 (4.35%) SQL BI Architect
9 3 (4.35%) SSIS Developer
9 3 (4.35%) SSRS Developer
10 2 (2.90%) Lead Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (21.74%) STL
2 9 (13.04%) .NET
2 9 (13.04%) MDX
3 6 (8.70%) XML
4 5 (7.25%) JSON
4 5 (7.25%) Lucene
5 4 (5.80%) Web Services
6 3 (4.35%) REST
7 2 (2.90%) Middleware
7 2 (2.90%) SOAP
7 2 (2.90%) WCF
7 2 (2.90%) WF
7 2 (2.90%) Windows Identity Foundation
8 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.45%) J2EE
8 1 (1.45%) RESTful
8 1 (1.45%) SAML
8 1 (1.45%) Spring
8 1 (1.45%) Spring Integration
8 1 (1.45%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.84%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.70%) Data Structures
3 5 (7.25%) Reference Data
3 5 (7.25%) Taxonomies
4 4 (5.80%) Fixed Income
4 4 (5.80%) Mainframe
4 4 (5.80%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.80%) Replication
5 2 (2.90%) VSAM
6 1 (1.45%) Clustering
6 1 (1.45%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.45%) Fintech
6 1 (1.45%) Grid Computing
6 1 (1.45%) HACMP
6 1 (1.45%) iPad
6 1 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.45%) PKI
6 1 (1.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (30.43%) Unix
2 6 (8.70%) Linux
3 5 (7.25%) Windows
4 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.45%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.45%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (36.23%) Business Intelligence
2 22 (31.88%) SDLC
3 21 (30.43%) Data Modelling
4 19 (27.54%) ETL
4 19 (27.54%) Performance Tuning
5 17 (24.64%) Release Management
6 16 (23.19%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (23.19%) OO
7 15 (21.74%) Software Engineering
8 13 (18.84%) Database Tuning
9 12 (17.39%) Data Integration
10 11 (15.94%) Data Management
10 11 (15.94%) Migration
11 10 (14.49%) Data Architecture
12 9 (13.04%) Data Migration
12 9 (13.04%) Kimball Methodology
12 9 (13.04%) Metadata Management
13 8 (11.59%) Visualisation
14 7 (10.14%) Analytics
14 7 (10.14%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 54 (78.26%) SQL
2 17 (24.64%) C++
3 16 (23.19%) T-SQL
4 11 (15.94%) C#
5 6 (8.70%) Java
5 6 (8.70%) R
6 5 (7.25%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 5 (7.25%) PL/SQL
6 5 (7.25%) PowerShell
6 5 (7.25%) VBScript
7 4 (5.80%) VB
8 3 (4.35%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.90%) SPARQL
10 1 (1.45%) AWK
10 1 (1.45%) COBOL
10 1 (1.45%) Python
10 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (8.70%) Degree
1 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.35%) MCITP
2 3 (4.35%) MCSE
3 2 (2.90%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.70%) Data Quality
2 4 (5.80%) QA
3 3 (4.35%) IFRS
3 3 (4.35%) IFRS 9
4 2 (2.90%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.45%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (1.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (1.45%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (1.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (1.45%) HDFS
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (2.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 1 (1.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (1.45%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 32 (46.38%) Oracle
2 15 (21.74%) Microsoft
3 11 (15.94%) Tableau
4 5 (7.25%) Informatica
5 4 (5.80%) Adobe
5 4 (5.80%) Cisco
5 4 (5.80%) Cognos
5 4 (5.80%) RedGate
6 2 (2.90%) IBM
6 2 (2.90%) MapR
6 2 (2.90%) Sybase
6 2 (2.90%) TSYS
7 1 (1.45%) Apple
7 1 (1.45%) BMC
7 1 (1.45%) Citrix
7 1 (1.45%) NetApp
7 1 (1.45%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.45%) SAP
7 1 (1.45%) Symantec
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